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Medical Marijuana: What Is an Employer to Do?

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (“Act”), 35 P.S. § 10231.101, et seq., which makes the use, possession, and distribution of medical marijuana lawful in the Commonwealth, went into effect on May 17, 2016.

By | 2016-11-02T09:27:16+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medical Marijuana: What Is an Employer to Do?

The New Overtime Rules: Ready or Maybe Not

On December 1, 2016, the new salary requirements for exemptions pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. §213(a)(1), which exempts bona fide executives, administrative personnel, professionals and outside sales employees from the minimum wage, overtime and record keeping provisions of the Act become effective.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:20+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The New Overtime Rules: Ready or Maybe Not

Everyone VotesPA: A Toolkit for the Pennsylvania Voter

In recognition of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, and the upcoming election, PBI has teamed up with The Pennsylvania Department of State to produce an informational video on voting in Pennsylvania.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:20+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Categories: Election Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Everyone VotesPA: A Toolkit for the Pennsylvania Voter

Employment Practice: Pennsylvania’s Personnel Files Act is Under Review

On August 2, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted a Petition for Allowance of Appeal in order to decide whether Pennsylvania’s Personnel Files Act (“Act”) permits a former employee to review his or her personnel file.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:20+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Employment Practice: Pennsylvania’s Personnel Files Act is Under Review

Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Enacted

A new Pennsylvania tax amnesty program is coming. It was enacted as part of the state’s 2016–2017 budget process. Taxpayers with unfiled state tax returns or returns that need to be amended will be able to pay the tax and half of the interest they owe, with the balance of the interest and all penalties being forgiven. Depending on individual circumstances, there may be only a five-year look back with all prior year tax liabilities forgiven. The effective date has not yet been announced, but when it is there will be a 60-day window to take advantage of the program.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:20+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Categories: General, Tax Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Enacted

Changes to the Pa. Probate, Estates & Fiduciaries Code: Health Care; Release and Disclaimer of Powers and Interests; Trusts and Trustees; Charitable Instruments

On July 8, 2016, a number of changes were made to the PEF Code, as SB 1104 became Act 79. This is the last in a series of blog entries on Act 79 by Mr. Upright.

Amendments to Chapter 54 of the Probate Code.

Chapter 54 – Health Care.

Section 5422.  Definitions.

“…health care decision.”  The definition of “health […]

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:20+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Categories: Estate Planning and Administration|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Changes to the Pa. Probate, Estates & Fiduciaries Code: Health Care; Release and Disclaimer of Powers and Interests; Trusts and Trustees; Charitable Instruments